Fulham sign Leeds United forward Smith

Fulham have signed Leeds United striker Matt Smith for £500,000.

Smith, 25, has signed a three-year deal and is poised to reform the formidable partnership he had last season with Ross McCormack, who signed for the Whites earlier this summer.

But Fulham failed with an attempt to sign Bolton forward Jermaine Beckford and missed out on Cardiff City captain Mark Hudson, who has joined Huddersfield Town.

Fulham were hoping to offload Bryan Ruiz, Fernando Amorebieta and Hugo Rodallega, while Alexander Kacaniklic has left the club on a season-long loan, joining FC Copenhagen.

Costa Rica international Ruiz, 29, spent the majority of last season on loan at PSV Eindhoven, while defender Amorebieta and Rodallega are not part of manager Felix Magath’s plans.

Rodallega has started just once in the Championship this season and Amorebieta is yet to feature at all.

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